CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta's new book reflects on lessons from COVID : NPR's Book of the Day We've all heard talk about "the new normal," whatever that even is. CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has his own ideas, and despite the harsh realities of nearly two years living through a pandemic — quarantines, hospital staffing shortages, massive loss of life — he remains optimistic. In his new book World War C, he says, COVID is something we'll likely live with... forever. But that doesn't mean it has to control our lives. He sat down with NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about it in today's episode.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks to a future living with COVID in 'World War C'

Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks to a future living with COVID in 'World War C'

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We've all heard talk about "the new normal," whatever that even is. CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has his own ideas, and despite the harsh realities of nearly two years living through a pandemic — quarantines, hospital staffing shortages, massive loss of life — he remains optimistic. In his new book World War C, he says, COVID is something we'll likely live with... forever. But that doesn't mean it has to control our lives. He sat down with NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about it in today's episode.

Correction Nov. 13, 2021

A previous web introduction to this interview incorrectly said the world has been living through the pandemic for nearly three years. Although it might feel like a lifetime, we are only just about to enter Year 3.